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An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space

Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video series, on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life. In this first video, Frederica introduces the basics of of the Orthodox worship space—the altar, the iconostasis, and iconography—in order to help […]

Animated Videos

55 Maxims for Christian Living

Memory eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko! Below are the 55 Maxims in written form: 1. Be always with Christ. 2. Pray as you can, not as you want. 3. Have a keepable rule of prayer that you do by discipline. 4. Say the Lord’s Prayer several times a day. 5. Have a short prayer that you […]

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Video Channels are designed to easily navigate the variety of videos on Theoria.tv – you can subscribe to your favorite contributors, including  Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, and Frederica Mathewes-Green and many more. Once you subscribe to a channel, find your customized video watch list under “My Subscriptions.

Featured Videos

The Crucifixion, Music by Benedict Sheehan

Composer Benedict Sheehan and the St. Tikhon’s Monastery Chamber Choir recently released a new album: Till Morn Eternal Breaks. This video is an abstract interpretation of Sheehan’s song, “The Crucifixion.” When I listened to it for the first time, I got chills. The Crucixion from Till Morn Eternal Breaks. Music by Benedict Sheehan. Preformed by […]

Theoria Produced Videos

How Are We Sanctified?

Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon talks a little bit about sanctification. The question: How are we sanctified? Fr. Patrick’s answer: “I am not at all convinced that everyone will do it the same way. Or should.” Check out this short video for a quick story about how people are sanctified in different ways. Related posts: The […]

Ancient Faith Videos

Devotional from Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Day 2

Similar in structure to his first devotional, Fr. Patrick relates an anecdote, reads the daily gospel reading, and then presents a meditation on the reading. Let us know what you think in the comment section below! Related posts: Devotional from Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Day 1 Prayer of Saint Patrick: Christ with Me The Word […]

Patristic Nectar Films

“Watch Then Thyself”: Spiritual practice & Digital Culture

With the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and through the agency of the St. Maximos the Greek Institute for the Research, Preservation and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions in Greece, Father Maximos (Simonopetrides) delivered this lecture in Athens during the 1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, May 7-9, […]

Latest Articles

Saint Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful (1898–1907) — Book Review

Saint Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful (1898–1907) published by Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Press, is a compilation of Saint Tikhon’s homilies, letters, and the like directed toward the newly developing Orthodox communities in North America. The compilation was first published in 1923 and 1926 but, as the translator notes in the preface, […]

Angels & Demons — Book Review

Angels & Demons, written by Dr. Harry Boosalis and published by Saint TIkhon’s Monastery Press, is a short, one-hundred page introductory-level piece to the spiritual realm of angels and demons. Based on lectures in Dr. Harry’s first year dogmatics course, the book is divided into three chapters, Angels, Demons, and The Enigma of Evil, and […]

The Empty Throne — Book Review

The Empty Throne, by Fr. Lawrence Farley, traces the Orthodox Episcopacy from the time of the Apostles to today. Published by Ancient Faith Ministries, the book is a time-appropriate exploration of how the Episcopacy developed, what it looks like today, and how, in Fr. Lawrence’s opinion, Orthodox parishes and Bishops should take steps to develop a […]

Divine Energy: The Orthodox Path to Christian Victory

Divine Energy: The Orthodox Path to Christian Victory written by Fr. Jon Braun and first published in 1995 by Conciliar Press was recently re-released by Ancient Faith Publishing with a new cover image and layout (and Ancient Faith branding). The book is a quick read, featuring a decent font and point size and weighing in at […]

Fasting as a Family — Book Review

Fasting as a Family by Melissa Naasko: is it a book or a cookbook? Yes and no. Yes. I do not know. The first 80 pages or so are divided into six chapters and read like a book. Chapter seven features around 50 fast-friendly recipes ranging from the acrid sounding “Breakfast Spaghetti” and “Smoked Oyster Paté” to […]